What Irish euthanasia advocates really want


An Oireachtas committee has recommended euthanasia for those judged to be within six to 12 months of death. If we…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2022 rose to its highest ever, according to new data, while births continued to decline. More than a quarter of pregnancies are now terminated before birth. According to the...

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David Quinn was on Newstalk Breakfast on June 6th discussing proposed changes to the primary school curriculum including the new emphasis on what amounts to political activism and also the removal of the aim of “fostering a sense of Irish...

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A General Election is due to take place in the UK on July 4. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) have issued comprehensive guidance for voters ahead of the election. It applies Catholic social teachings to the...

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The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), an advisory body for the Minister of Education, is currently tasked with reviewing the 1999 Primary School Curriculum. One of the proposed changes is the almost complete removal of spirituality and religion...

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The Irish Medical Council recently dropped from its ethical guidelines the prohibition on doctors deliberately killing their patients. It is hard to believe they are not paving the way for euthanasia. However, they made this change without properly consulting their...

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Recently, this blog revealed the rapid increase in what might broadly be called ‘New Age’ wedding ceremonies in Ireland presided over by various non-denominational organisations. But wedding services are not all they provide. At least one group offers ceremonies to...

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‘Do not rush surrogacy legislation’ says Senator Mullen


There has been a call for a ‘pause’ on surrogacy legislation that is due before the Seanad this week after having already passed the Dail. Reflecting on the election results,…

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‘Europe and the Faith’: a talk by Prof Richard Rex

Professor Richard Rex of Queens’ College, Cambridge, addressed The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and…

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